After 10 hours of deliberations over two days, the jury in the case against the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, returned its verdict: guilty as charged. Derek Chauvin, age 45, was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday afternoon. He could serve up to 40 years in prison for his crimes.
Despite the ongoing sorrow of the loss of life that ushered in the court case, there was a sense of relief and even jubilation around the nation. In Minneapolis, hundreds of people poured into the streets, some carrying banners. Others wept openly. Drivers blared horns in solidarity with those celebrating. Some claimed justice had been delivered for George Floyd.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison was quoted on Twitter, saying, “I would not call today’s verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability, which is the first step toward justice.”
It is true that nothing—including the decision of the jury and the sentence yet to be mandated by the judge—will restore the life of the man who died while the police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes after he was handcuffed, subdued, and no longer resisting the restrictions placed on him. In that regard, human justice is limited. Only God can raise the dead to life again. For that reason, taking another human life—even in legal situations of duress and difficulty—must be treated with extreme seriousness. The circumstances and actions of those involved must be examined, evaluated, and judged.
President Joe Biden welcomed the verdict. But he warned that it was not, in itself, a full solution. “We can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedies like this will ever happen again,” the President warned.
In the wake of Floyd’s death last May, protest demonstrations and scattered violence broke out in Minneapolis, around the nation, and beyond. In the months following the protests and riots, numerous states and cities restricted the use of force by police, revamped disciplinary systems, or subjected police departments to closer oversight.
(Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody. Chauvin was found guilty on three counts in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Court TV via AP)
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? — Micah 6:8
I'm sorry for calling you names (other than the third one because that one is outright true). I was getting irritated by some of the things that were said in the debate and I took that out on you which was wrong. Please forgive me.
Also, Hespersus did call out Cheylyn for her comment just like he did with you and me.
@Hesperus D and Riley D
Thank you for calling me out on that, only together can we help to keep these discussions civil. I made a mistake and I will be taking measures to ensure that it doesn't happen again.
@ Asher E
Thank you for taking responsibility
That is one of the most important things that I always make sure to do. I am not perfect and I do make mistakes but I will always take full responsibility for my actions.
@ Asher E
We (my fam) appreciates it.
We (my fam) appreciates it.
@N&M A. and clinton and any others who dont like me rn
the song is sung by a Christian artist who I think a lot of people on this website would benefit from.
....are all yall homeschooled or something? like the song says: "But look at the data, it's obvious that humans are fragile", but dang. you guys who ask to be blasted by posting dumb things cant handle it. I post knowing that what I say may offend or hurt some people. Maybe it's because l have learned not to cry at EVERY FREAKING INSULT THAT COMES AT ME, or maybe people don't get cussed at, name-called, and/or stereotyped as much as I do, IDK...
ANYWAY...Luke 12:49-53 look it up
also, "Then you are gezeralizing u are saying that since this is your experience the experince of others is the same" (yes I left all typos)
YOU, Mr. Clinton, failed to read my post correctly and so did Christian
lemme put it into simpler context: many of these cases could be solved if black people were always playing the victim. I have seen this happen personally. My mom came from an abusive drug addict of a mom, addiction to drugs herself, suicidal thoughts, homelessness, dependency upon welfare, VOTING FOR OBAMA, fleeing from an abusive fiance ( I was two), and raising two children on her own from now owning her second house, having a mom that loves her, me and my sister having grandparents who love us for the first time, having a husband who loves her, accepting Christ into her life, VOTING FOR TRUMP and a lot more. It's funny because she made a life for her and her children by tossing out Democratic/Leftist/Secular views and accepting Conservative/Patriotic/Biblical views.
Oh and another thing...ALL OF MY NEW FAMILY IS WHITE. NOT MIXED WHITE, I MEAN GERMAN/IRELAND/ENGLISH WHITE.
so no I do not believe that racism is a problem. The Dems are trying to make it one.
@ Cheylyn D
You confuse me
Okie. No hard feelings on my part. (Not like I really got involved, tho)
*sigh* Actually, yes, I did. Look a little more closely.
While Jesus DID come to divide, the division would be a result of the Gospel entering men's (and women's in case someone misconstrues that *raises eyebrow*) souls, not because Jesus was looking for a fight. When a verbal argument came, he didn't cuss the Pharisees and tell 'em to bug off. He kept his cool, and returned what was in essence their attempts to get him killed and despised with sound, clear logic. When he actually did lose his temper, (turned over the money-changing tables) that was because they were treating his Father's house with incredible disrespect. Think about that for a minute. I don't care who you or anyone on this earth can think of rn that was or is the most God-loving person ever, Jesus knew God like no else could, because he had been there since the beginning of time. But, note, when he did get mad, he didn't hit people or insult them, he told them the truth and drove away the animals. And, Jesus was actually quite humble, not proud. Just sayin'. (And I'm not saying this cuz I'm good at peacemaking, a lot of times I suck at it. There you have it! Moral of what I just said: DON'T BE LIKE ME. XD)
Jesus did come to divide but he also came to make the truth appealing. When we start an insult war that does not make the truth appealing and make it less likely for people to join our cause. We should be humble but firm in our beliefs because that is the way Jesus did it and it will help us to convince more people of the truth.
did anyone read the rest of my comment or did you guys just focus on the bible verse sentence I put out there ( which was like five words and a verse)
yall are very selective readers..., like, you got nothing else I said...
they didn't need to
Jesus DID NOT come to divide he came to unify.
also i didnt cry bc i got insulted, i just insulted right back
you know what..
*shrugs and moves on*
Actually, I read the whole thing. And, I disagree with that philosophy. As mad as liberal policies make me, I try not to hate the people behind. (Or, try to try not to. XD) Anyway, yeah. Being the smartest being on the planet, I'm sure Jesus got frustrated by the stupid things people said, so that's why I disagree with what you said.
You still didn't read it. There was no philosophy there. only experience and logic based on events I (and others) have witnessed on a personal/national level...
Y r u expecting ppl to read that essay?
I'm...not sure what ur talking about. I think we're thinking of different comments. Lol. Whatever.
Oh, oh, I think you thought I was talking about the comment on the sixth page. Nah, I was talking about one of yours on the fifth.